Since 1982, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts has been feeding our neighbors in need and leading the community to end hunger. We provide food to our members in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties. These independent pantries, meal sites and shelters are on the front lines of emergency food assistance in our region, providing sustenance to individuals, families, seniors, children and people with disabilities (including veterans) to lead healthy and meaningful lives.

In addition to food distribution, we also serve as an important resource to all of our members to help strengthen the emergency food network, increase their capacity, and develop long-term solutions to the underlying causes of hunger in our community.

The food that we distribute comes from a number of different sources, including the state government (MEFAP), the federal government (TEFAP), local farms, our own Food Bank farm, retail and wholesale food businesses, community organizations, and individual donations.

Once received and processed, the food is distributed to our members, or through our own direct-to-client programs (such as our Mobile Food Bank or Brown Bag: Food for Elders).

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is a proud member of Feeding America, a national network of more than 200 food banks.

For more information on The Food Bank, download our Media Kit

SNAP Update

SNAP application assistance is still available via phone at (413) 992-6204. Please check our SNAP page for more information.